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Thursday, 22 May 2008

June Newsletter

My latest newsletter packed with my latest news, new work to buy, new ways to buy it and more - it's live and can be read at:-

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Ebay Shop

My Ebay shop is up and running and here it is:-

There are paintings in auction and paintings in my shop on the buy it now option (with the option to 'Make an Offer' - all reasonable offers are accepted).

The shop is easy to navigate around and paintings are listed under relevant categories. These are the categories, just click on them to be taken to my shop:-

Abstract Art

Seascape, shore, ocean, waves

Autumn, fall, leaves

Landscapes, snow, mountains

Children beach scenes, kites

Geometric Shapes, flow, swirls

Impressionism Art

Happy bidding!!!

There will also be a direct link from my website to my ebay shop.

Friday, 16 May 2008

Artist Inspirations

My new Video - Artist Inspirations

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Abstract Art - Inspirations

The Artists Inspiration for Abstract Art

As an artist the main thing that inspires me to paint abstract art is the relationship between colour and shape and the different ways in which they complement each other. I mainly can look at nature and see shapes and colour and sometimes I am inspired to paint an over accentuated image of what I have seen, for example some of the abstract florals I have produced have been my interpretation in close up of a flower from my garden. However I am also inspired and fascinated by urban surroundings and buildings and their architectural shapes and lines.


Essentially artists draw inspiration from the world around them and from their own experiences. However, in my experience I have also been inspired by my spiritual guides. Whether or not you hold the belief that there is a life beyond what we see around us we are very often influenced by unseen forces and energies. The universe is an immense place full of moving energy; in fact we are moving energy intertwining with each other, learning and growing, experiencing life. Life and everything we see is energy.

Beyond the Void
For those who are interested and believe in the concept of spiritual guides and how these spiritual guides can channel information to us can consciously use this as a tool when performing any creative task. Have you ever been so engrossed in what you are doing creatively that everything flows and you produce a piece of work that far exceeds anything you have achieved before? Well of course firstly it is down to an artist’s natural talent but also it could well be that in your moment of focus that you were in fact channelling the work of a high spiritual guide who too has artistic gifts. Many writers and poets will say that they receive an inspiration (sometimes in the middle of the night) and have to write down their inspirations – where does that come from? I myself have woken in the morning with my head full of ideas for a piece of artwork; I mainly get inspirations about colour and I would say that colour is my main focus within my work and I know from my experience that I am working with my guide to produce my paintings.


As artists we often keep diaries of our inspirations to use at a later date. It is always a useful necessity to have a notebook on hand at all times as you never know when an idea for a painting may come about. Once a spark of an idea is born and written down it is likely that the idea will develop as you are writing, these ideas are used as reference at a later date when they can be expanded upon to produce the desired result. Another useful tool is the camera, which I very often carry with me on my travels so that I can record anything that inspires me.

Ride the Wave
Nature inspires me greatly. The positive and powerful energy of my surroundings is important to me and I am very lucky to live somewhere where I have an abundance of nature; a beautiful garden, surrounding fields full of wildlife, woodland and forest and as I live by the coast, the sea. I am fascinated by the sea; from early childhood I have loved to be by the sea, I call it my ‘spiritual home’, I guess that is why I paint many seascapes as I have this affinity with the sea. The energy of the sea inspires me to paint and I endeavour to capture the passion, wildness and enormity of the sea.

The Gold Within

Therefore as abstract artists we draw our inspiration from a variety of sources and interpret our experiences differently. Fundamentally our abstract work is a reflection of who we are, an expression of ourselves.

copyright Jean G Dayton 2007

Articles I have written taken from my website -

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Bluebell Painting

Here is a commission I have been working on and here it is in its completion, a beautiful bluebell woodland scene, it is 24x18" painted in oils...... I was very pleased to be asked to paint this beautiful subject and thoroughly enjoyed the process. I was trying to create a magical ethereal quality that you feel when surrounded by such astounding natural beauty and took my inspiration from woodland close to my home - the fresh spring green of the leaves on the trees as they are starting to burst forth and that unmistakable blue violet of the bluebells - scenes like these never cease to amaze me, you have to stop, take stock for a moment of where you are and what you are viewing - truly magical......

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Getting in the Flow with New Abstract Artwork

I have been working on some new abstracts in between painting commissions - they are all painted in acrylic and are mainly large abstract canvases painted in vibrant colours, ....they are all painted on a series of canvases, ie diptych, triptych..

Flamenco - 36x24" painted in acrylic on 3 x 4cm deep boxed canvases ( each canvas measures 12x24")

Tango - 24x24" painted in acrylic on 2 x 4cm deep boxed canvases (each canvas measures 12x24")

To the Shore - 30x14" acrylic on 3 x 4cm deep boxed canvases (each canvas measures 10x14")

Ride the Wave - 36x24" acrylic on 3 x 4cm deep boxed canvases (each canvas measures 12x24")

They are all available to purchase on my website at